Wednesday, December 03, 2008

WhOoO New New!

WhOooO I just pre-ordered Cloth Doll Artistry: Design and Costuming Techniques for Flat and Fully Sculpted Figures by Barbara Willis
It should be mailed June 2009

I have some great news to share..
I'm still in shock!
Yesterday I get a phone call from a lady stating she was calling on behalf of The city of Oldsmar..(this is where we live)
asking me to come and display my dolls in Oldsmar City Hall Jan 8Th
along with any thing I'd like to sell pertaining to dolls

als0 she asked me if I would do a work shop !!!! That is happening Feb 18Th
She also is doing a write up about me in our big newspaper along with communities news letters!!! Their even having registration sign up from Jan 8Th through Feb 12Th..I am in shock!!! Their hoping this will be a continuing work shop of different goll classes., I also had said how I have been wanting to start a doll club in our area..This seemed to really excite them too!!

So I'm burning the night oil creating new patterns to sell and creating fresh new dolls for display..gosh right at the busy holiday season,but I'm so honored I just can't turn this down

also coming up with and creating a beginners class, I 'm making a small Raggedy Annie 01
but making 4 finished dolls in (1) in Primitive (1) in Folk Art (1) in Whimsy (1) in vintage styles
showing what all you can doing using one pattern..

I have a neck problem and when I spend hours with my head bent down I guess this is what causes it, this really flairs of my neck and back , Then both arms start to go numb and burning..
It wakes me up out of a deep sleep at night with both arms numb and burning..
Last two days I have been really working hard..trying to get this display thing and work shop drawing patterns, then making templates,sewing,stuffing...Really want to have a nice display of different type and sizes of dolls..
well today after a miserable night,My arms just tingle and keep going numb
I decided to just lay straight flat on the couch..This seemed to relive some of the tingling
but I do not want to be just laying with so much to do, which I'm totally loving!!!
I'm hoping to find a answer to this problem,BUT the bottom line is I 'm not going to let this stop me!
Anyways I just had to share this opportunity that has come my way !!!It is such a blessing to me! a Huge Huge blessing:)
I will be taking lots of pictures as I go along on this journey to share with you all!!
If things get a bit quiet you know why!!
Hugs Sherrie


Linda said...


Congratulations. You go girl! I'm sure it will be a fabulous display and wonderful workshop.

I'm going to have to pre-order that book. The costumes are amazing. WOW!

Have a great day.


Carla said...

Good for you on showing your dolls! Maybe I can get up there! Sure hope so.

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

Hi Linda! ooo I LOVE thecostumes
on the front of the book, this is why I ordered it,I want to learn how to create these type of styles for my dolls.Gosh the only thing having to wait until June 2009 !!!
Thats what amazon said is the release date is.let me know if you order it to!!

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

Howdy Hey Carla
og it would be great if you wanted to come up and bring some of your dolls too!

Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

Congrats Ms S on your new door that has opened a whole new world for you. It sounds so very exciting!!! I am so happy for you :) !!!!! I can't wait to see your dolls that you finish.. please post them for us all to see... If you need any help or encouragement ... your bloggy friends are here to help ;)

Bevie said...

Sherrie I'm so happy for you...knowing there's so much to prepare for's still a dream come true!!! Wish I lived near you cuz I'd be there!!!Blessings your Christmas music!!

Lisa said...

Sherrie, that is so exciting!!! And you so deserve it. I'll be looking forward to the pictures.

Have you ever gone to a chiropractor? I was having similar problems with my legs. One of my feet was so numb that it felt like I was dragging it around. After a couple of adjustments I haven't had any more trouble and that was years ago now.

NadineC said...

See! I TOLD you not to even THINK about putting doll-making on the back burner! And this is why! You are very talented, and apparently others think sew too :-) Sorry about your neck and back - do try to be good to yourself and takes breaks. Hugs to you, my friend! Nadine

Sandi said...

Congratulations on this great opporutunity! Isn't it interesting how sometimes things come along just when we are the busiest and yet we jump right in and make it happen. Good luck and have fun in this holly, jolly Christmas season!! I love that song by Burl Ives and it just makes me smile!!

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

awww Thanks Ms M..after reading this wonderful comment,I found my self with a huge smile on my face and feeling so blessed having such wonderful friends and wonderful encouragement.You betcha I will post pictures of my new finished dolls!!(((Hugs)))to you ,Sherrie

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

(((((Nadine)))))Yeppers girl you did tell now I'm in shock and delight, and excited and and and!!
I owe you book which is coming soon,Your adorable Christmas Cheer apron just looked adorable on your adorable partner, she looked very happy !!Thanks so much for your encouragement kiddo means alot!

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

Hi Bevie,Thank you SO much!Your so right there really is allot of preparing and I keep thinking of new ideas and writting them down,It REALLY is a dream come true for me.I decided not to think about Christmas, or any pressure but to enjoy the season and just keep plugging away with the show and patterns and class.Most of all being Thankfull!
Love your blog to Bevie!
Blessings to you

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

Hi Lisa..Thanks so much!How have you been doing? Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? Here it already Christmas time wow! I will post pictures kiddo,Im so excited!
Ya know I never thought about a chiropractor, Hubby wants me to go to doctors this coming week,but I'm determined its not going to stop me from sewing !Thanks for the chiropractor idea I will look into seeing one!(((Hugs))) Sherrie

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

Sandi Thank You my friend,and your so right it ti Jolly Holly Christmas time, I;m loving it, Burl Ives is one of my favorites and I am with you he always makes me smile! (((Hugs)))Sherrie

Primgrl1 said...

Hi Sherrie!

I can't wait to see the pictures of this new and awesome journey. My heart was pounding with excitement for you while I was reading your post. Yes, take tons of picture's. I too, like many will be, tuned in, watching and waiting to see what will happen next.


Primgrl1 said...

...By the way, I love these kind of books so I also went ahead and per-ordered a copy for myself (heehee) Thanks for the link Sherrie!